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OPITO certificate - valid for 2 years
Duration
1 Day
Who is it for
Personnel who wish to become an OPITO certified banksman
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OPITO Banksman and Slinger Competence Assessments (Stage 3 or 4)

The OPITO Banksman and Slinger route to comptence certification and reassessment includes four stages.

Stages 3 and 4 are the OPITO Banksman and Slinger Competence Assessments which include:

To book your required stage, please choose your preferred location from the drop-down menu on the right and click book now, then select Stage 3 or Stage 4 on the next screen to view available training dates.


Assessment Overview

An OPITO Banksman and Slinger Competence Assessment requires delegates to demonstrate the knowledge, understanding and practical skills to fulfill the role of a banksman and slinger safely and effectively.

Delegates are required to pass both a written and a practical assessment.


OPITO Banksman and Slinger Competence Assessment Stage 3

Assessment Objectives

Delegates completing an OPITO Banksman and Slinger Competence Assessment Stage 3 will be able to;

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, understanding and practical skills to fulfill the role of a banksman and slinger safely and effectively

Assessment Content

An OPITO Banksman and Slinger Competence Assessment Stage 3 includes;

  1. A 'closed book' written test with a pass mark of 80%
  2. Unit 1 practical assessment - direct and control the movement and placing of loads
  3. Unit 2 practical assessment - prepare and sling loads

Prerequisites

In order to complete an OPITO Banksman and Slinger Competence Assessment Stage 3, delegates must have:

  • Successfully completed the OPITO Banksman and Slinger Stage 1 training (and hold a valid and in-date certificate)
  • Successfully completed the OPITO Banksman and Slinger Stage 2 workplace experience (and hold a completed OPITO Stage 2 logbook)

OR

  • Possess sufficient and relevant work experience eligible to go directly to the OPITO Stage 3 assessment (and have a formal letter from their employer or senior employer verifying the experience)

OPITO Banksman and Slinger Competence Assessment Stage 4

Assessment Objectives

Delegates completing an OPITO Banksman and Slinger Competence Assessment Stage 4 will be able to;

  • Demonstrate that they have maintained the competence required for the Banksman and Slinger role

Assessment Content

An OPITO Banksman and Slinger Competence Assessment Stages 4 includes;

  • A 'closed book' written test with a pass mark of 80%
  • Unit 1: practical assessment - direct and control the movement and placing of loads
  • Unit 2 practical assessment - prepare and sling loads

Prerequisites

In order to complete an OPITO Banksman and Slinger Competence Assessment Stage 4, delegates must hold:

  • A valid and in-date OPITO approved Stage 3 or Stage 4 Banksman and Slinger certificate

As you have undertaken the first 2 stages your comeptency levels should be high, therefore your route to comeptency will be based on re-testing you skills in regular 2 year intervals.

4

Re-assessment of competence

Stage 4 specifies the re-assessment criteria for Banksman & Slingers, who wish to maintain their OPITO competence certification,
Successful candidates will be awarded an OPITO certificate of competence. The Certificate is valid for 2 years.

Note: An experienced banksman & slinger can opt to take the Stage 3 Assessment without
completing Stage 1 and 2, providing they have verifiable evidence of the relevant experience